Archive | ‘Your Country’ – United States

Iraqi Children Foundation Hold New Fundraiser

By Simon Kent.  The Iraqi Children Foundation (ICF), is hosting its fourth annual "In their shoes" 5K Run/Walk in Alexandria, Virginia on Saturday, May 14th to benefit Iraq's most vulnerable children – its orphans, street children and kids fleeing ISIS. Funds raised provide social services and legal aid to children at risk of trafficking and recruitment by terrorist […]

US Orders Airstrikes Against ISIS

Statement by Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby on Airstrikes in Iraq At approximately 6:45 a.m. EDT, the U.S. military conducted a targeted airstrike against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorists. Two F/A-18 aircraft dropped 500-pound laser-guided bombs on a mobile artillery piece near Erbil. ISIL was using this artillery to […]

US Warns re Travel in Basra

The U.S. Embassy reminds U.S. citizens that Iraq remains at high risk for kidnapping and terrorist violence. Recent reports indicate that militant groups may be surveilling U.S. citizens for possible kidnapping operations, particularly oil company employees working in Basrah Province, Iraq. The groups may be focused on U.S. citizens at hotels in the Basrah area. […]

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens

The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad would like to remind U.S. citizens of upcoming Iraqi National Elections on April 30, 2014. The U.S. government fully supports these elections and encourages all Iraqis to participate in the democratic process by casting their votes. In order to secure the elections, the Government of Iraq may take steps that […]

Emergency Message for US Community in Iraq

On the eve of the anniversary of the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime on April 9, 2003, the U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens to restrict movements around Baghdad, including travel through Baghdad International Airport. U.S. government and Embassy-affiliated personnel are restricting their use of the Baghdad International Airport through April 12. Beyond this date, American […]


US, Iraq Agree on Chemical Weapons

The United States of America and the Republic of Iraq signed a Framework for a Strategic Bilateral Cooperation Program for Addressing Chemical Weapons Risks in Baghdad recently. This program formalizes the cooperative efforts of our two nations in identifying and mitigating the threat of chemical weapons by developing a national response plan and building Iraq's […]

US Franchise Opportunities in Iraq

By John Lee. On Monday, March 17, the U.S. Charge d’Affaires, John Desrocher (pictured), joined the Chairman of the Iraqi National Investment Commission, Dr. Sami Al Araji, to open a two-day series of “Developing Franchise Opportunities in Iraq” meetings in Baghdad. The meetings offered 10 U.S. based franchisors, including Froots, Dr. G's, Dental Fix, Radio […]

Iraq-US Cultural and Educational Update

Pursuant to the 2008 Strategic Framework Agreement (SFA) between the United States of America and the Republic of Iraq, the fourth meeting of the Iraq-U.S. Cultural and Educational Cooperation Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) convened in Baghdad, Iraq, on March 6, 2014. The Committee last met in December 2012 in Baghdad. Iraqi Minister of Higher Education […]

Fulbright Foreign Student Program Opens

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2015 Fulbright Foreign Student Program. This prestigious and competitive scholarship program, launched in 1946 by the U.S. Congress and the late U.S. Senator William J. Fulbright, allows outstanding students and professionals worldwide to obtain Master’s degrees at U.S. universities to […]

Commercial Law Development Program

US Embassy officers have participated in the Commerical Law Development Program’s (CLDP) Vis Moot Court program at the Al-Rasheed Hotel. On the margins of the moot court training, Embassy officers offered guidance and encouragement to law students as they prepare for upcoming competitions in Qatar and the final rounds in Vienna, Austria. The Embassy’s EducationUSA […]

Policies to Attract Private Investment

Capstone Meetings Highlight Policies to Attract Private Investment and Advance Iraq’s Economic Development The U.S. Embassy’s Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs, Robin Matthewman (pictured), joined high-level Iraqi officials and international experts in opening a two-day series of “Capstone Meetings” to discuss ways to attract private investment into Iraq. The National Investment Commission (NIC) of Iraq […]